Classic Antarctica

10 days and 9 nights
from USD 5.730

This expedition will allow you to live an unforgettable experience, discovering the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands and enjoying spectacular landscapes. During the sailing you will have the opportunity to explore the local wildlife together with the staff who will provide you with all the information and history of the region.

Day 1: Departure from the city of Ushuaia.

Boarding takes place in the afternoon. Passengers will meet their expedition staff and speakers. After settling into your cabin, we will set sail for Antarctica, sailing through the famous Beagle Channel, via the Mackinlay Passage.

Days 2 and 3: Crossing the Drake Passage

The Drake Passage is a natural biological barrier, where the cold polar waters dip below the warmer waters of the north. It also marks the northern limit for many Antarctic seabirds. During the passage crossing, our staff will be on deck with passengers, helping to identify the huge variety of seabirds. There will be a full program of conferences.
The first icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate the arrival at the South Shetland Islands. This is an archipelago of 20 islands and islets discovered in 1819 by Captain William Smith. If the weather conditions in the Drake Passage are favorable, on the third day our expedition staff will accompany the passengers on the first landing to experience together the fascinating encounter with penguins and seals.

Days 4 to 7: Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are full of wildlife: penguin colonies, Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals. Sailing through the narrow passage to the flooded caldera of Deception Island is an incredible experience.
King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, is home to colonies of Gentoo and chinstrap penguins, kittiwakes, imperial cormorants, Antarctic terns and giant southern petrels. There are also scientific bases of different countries.
Passengers will have plenty of time to explore the stunning scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, as well as the variety of wildlife. Crabeater seals, humpback whales and killer whales can be seen in the region.
Depending on ice conditions, we may sail through the Gerlache Strait, the Neumayer Channel and the Lemaire Channel. The plan is to make at least two shore excursions per day.

Days 8 and 9: Crossing the Drake Passage

We will leave the Antarctic Peninsula and sail north across the Drake Passage. Speakers and staff naturalists will be on deck to join the passengers in discovering seabirds and whales, and to conduct the final conferences.

Day 10: Arrival in Ushuaia harbour

We will arrive in Ushuaia early in the morning. Disembarkation after breakfast.

REMARKS:

The itinerary may vary according to local weather, ice conditions and wildlife viewing opportunities. Efforts will always be made to facilitate the best results of the prevailing conditions. A daily schedule will be posted on board.

CABINS:

The vessel has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 90 passengers in 46 comfortable cabins and suites, also providing ample deck space and an open bridge policy.
The bathroom is shared between two cabins (maximum four people), with internal access from the cabins. Shared shower and toilet. Each cabin has its own washbasin.




Price includes

  • Cruise and accommodation on board the USHUAIA according to the itinerary.
  • All meals during the voyage on board the USHUAIA.
  • All zodiac and shore excursions and activities during the voyage.
  • Program of conferences given by renowned naturalists and experienced members of the expedition team.
  • Taxes and port charges during the program.
  • Pre-departure briefing material.
  • Detailed logbook.

Not Included

  • Bar and telecommunications
  • Tipping (suggested USD15 per person per day)
  • Personal insurance

Notes

Health insurance: requires participants to purchase a medical insurance which includes air medical evacuation from Antarctica.
 
Cancellation insurance: strongly recommends participants to purchase a trip cancellation insurance.
 
Passengers must fill in and sign an on-line Participation Form, which must be in the hands of the provider at least 60 days before the date of the voyage departure.
 
Itineraries: Even though the company will make all efforts to comply with the programmed itinerary, it must be taken into account that in this type of adventure trips to antarctic regions which have a severe and unpredictable climate, security is always the most important aspect in any trip to Antarctica. For that reason, it is that the provider of the services reserves the right to modify the itinerary here described without prior consultation, due to climate problems or any other event of force majeure beyond the control of the provider of the services.

 
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT

In the Antarctic Peninsula, the average temperature is around 0°C. We must take into account that many times the chill sensation can decrease due to the strong winds. That is why we recommend several layers of warm and light clothes. A jacket and windproof trousers as outer garments.
 

  • Sunglasses with high UV protection
  • Woolen hat and scarf
  • Soft Shell jacket
  • Waterproof hooded parka
  • Thermal underwear
  • Thermal Gloves
  • Waterproof thermal trousers
  • Thermal socks
  • Thermal underwear, including vest and clothes with a high collar
  • Soft Shell jacket and trousers
  • Swimming suit (probably bathing in thermal waters)
  • Comfortable clothes to wear on board (the average temperature is around 20°C)
  • Comfortable shoes to wear on board

Prices per person

Season Departure 8 Season 2022-23 - From 18/01/2023 Until 29/01/2023
Base Category Price
Double Cabin USD 9.430
Triple Cabin USD 8.810
Season Departure 9 Season 2022-23 - From 29/01/2023 Until 08/02/2023
Base Category Price
Double Cabin USD 8.570
Triple Cabin USD 7.990
Season Departure 10 Season 2022-23 - From 08/02/2023 Until 17/02/2023
Base Category Price
Double Cabin USD 7.710
Triple Cabin USD 7.210
Season Departure 11 Season 2022-23 - From 17/02/2023 Until 27/02/2023
Base Category Price
Double Cabin USD 8.570
Triple Cabin USD 7.990
Season Departure 12 Season 2022-23 - From 27/02/2023 Until 08/03/2023
Base Category Price
Double Cabin USD 6.840
Triple Cabin USD 6.390
Season Departure 13 Season 2022-23 - From 17/03/2023 Until 26/03/2023
Base Category Price
Double Cabin USD 6.140
Triple Cabin USD 5.730
Season Departure 14 Season 2022-23 - From 26/03/2023 Until 04/04/2023
Base Category Price
Double Cabin USD 6.140
Triple Cabin USD 5.730

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Ushuaia
 

Ushuaia is located in the south of Argentina, in the Big Island of Tierra del Fuego; it is the southernmost city in the world; it is situated on the coast of the bay with the same name, on the Beagle Channel.Ushuaia is surrounded by sea, lakes, woods and mountains. It is a pretty and picturesque city which has an important accommodation infrastructure providing high quality services for tourists from all over the world during the whole year.

Ushuaia
 

Ushuaia is located in the south of Argentina, in the Big Island of Tierra del Fuego; it is the southernmost city in the world; it is situated on the coast of the bay with the same name, on the Beagle Channel.Ushuaia is surrounded by sea, lakes, woods and mountains. It is a pretty and picturesque city which has an important accommodation infrastructure providing high quality services for tourists from all over the world during the whole year.

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